Birth Parents Blog

What to Expect When You Make an Adoption Plan (Part 2)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 13, 2018

Today's blog post is a follow-up to last week's popular one, all about what you can expect when you make an adoption plan

Your baby’s birth will launch the final part of your adoption plan. It’s totally normal if during this time you feel tons of different emotions, such as sadness, anger, and confusion. Lifetime is definitely here to listen, and we encourage you to take advantage of the no-cost counseling available to you. Both while making an adoption plan AND after your adoption plan goes through, you get one-on-one counseling from a licensed therapist, and talk with other birth mothers who have been where you are now.

In today's post, we're sharing details about what happens in the last part of your adoption plan. So, here's what will go down:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

Discover Your Top 3 Choices With Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 9, 2017

In open adoption, there are three main choices that you're able to decide on: to keep contact after placement, to choose the adoptive family, and to decide how things will go during your hospital stay.

Today, we are sharing more info about these three choices in open adoption!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adopt out my baby, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby

What Are the Benefits to Open Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2017

If you’ve just started to think about adoption for your baby (or child), you’ve probably heard the term "open adoption." What does it mean? And what are the benefits to you choosing an open adoption plan for your child? Today, Lifetime shares the answers to both these adoption questions!

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, open adoption visits, adopt out my child, what is open adoption like?

Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 27, 2016

If you’re thinking about adoption, it’s common to ask yourself, “how do I know I’m doing the right thing?”  

Check out this short video below to learn more about open adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Give up my baby, adopt my baby, adopt out my baby, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby, is adoption right for me

Two Women Reveal Why They Chose Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 9, 2016

The reasons why women turn to adoption for their child: some are very young and know they can’t be a mom right now. Others are struggling to care for the child they’re currently parenting and just couldn’t give the care they want to give to another child. She may not have the resources or support in her life to parent, or maybe an unplanned pregnancy goes against her culture, religion, or morals. Today, Lifetime is sharing two women’s stories of how they came to choose open adoption for their babies.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby

Then and Now: Birth Mother Laura Shares Her Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 2, 2016

Laura made an adoption plan for her son Spencer 18 years ago, and chose to have a very open adoption with the adoptive mom she chose. She's maintained yearly visits with her son and the adoptive mom, Theresa. Read on to find out more about open adoption, and to see how it looks in birth mom Laura's life today...

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, Adoption story, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby, then and now, birth mother stories

Liz’s Adoption Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 30, 2016

Through an unplanned pregnancy, birth mother Liz discovered more than just a plan for her daughter’s future through open adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption story, open adoption visits, birth mother stories

What to Expect in an Open Adoption After Your Baby is Born

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 8, 2016

This post is a follow-up to a post we did last month, called "What to Expect With Open Adoption."

Your baby’s birth will begin the final part of the adoption process. It’s normal if during this time you feel many different ways, like sad, angry, and confused. What can help is one-on-one counseling, and/or support from other birth mothers.

Here’s what happens in the final phrases of adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

How Open Adoption Benefits You and Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 21, 2015

Choosing adoption for your baby can be a tough parenting choice, but it shows you love and care for your child. Here are some of the many benefits for you of placing your child through open adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby

Open Adoption: It's YOUR Choice

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2015

If you’re pregnant and wondering about making an adoption plan for your baby, you might consider open adoption. Ask yourself these questions:

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Open Adoption, unplanned pregnancy options, open adoption visits